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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ohio, race, Obama, and Bush.

The Quinnipiac Poll that came out yesterday had some interesting numbers on Ohio, race, and Barack Obama.

You have to scroll down pretty far in the actual poll results, but here are the highlights:

- 36 percent of Ohioans say the fact that Obama is black has been an advantage to him in the campaign, versus 14 percent who say it's been a disadvantage

- Those numbers are much more even for Clinton. 27 percent of Ohioans say the fact that she's a woman has been a disadvantage, compared to 24 percent who say it's an advantage.

- President Bush's approval rating is a miserable 27 percent. It's even worse among self-described independents.

- By a 59 percent to 33 percent margin, Ohioans think the Iraq war was the wrong thing for the US to do.


21 Comments:

at 12:52 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they poll how much Obama's middle name has helped him with the jihadi vote?

 
at 1:23 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The writing is on the wall now for sure: the Repugnicant Party as we know it will end after November's elections remove its members from power across Ohio, and as Ohio goes, so goes the nation.

The Repug operatives will be as unemployed as Repug trade policies have made millions of working Ohioans.

With none of their members in any type of political power, and quite a few of them heading to jail, their corporate funding will dry up, and the Repugnicant Party will be as bankrupt as their screw-everyone-elese-I-got-mine economic policies have made millions of Americans.

This is going to be so much fun watching the super-rich and super-holy get a taste of what they so richly deserve after preying on others for so long. It'll be especially gratifying to watch all the rubes who have stuck by the Repugs even as their policies have ruined so many ordinary Americans lose their hopes and dreams of someday holding power over the rest of us.

The Repugnicant Party is a criminal operation which so richly desrves to be shut down as a criminal enterprise under RICO.

I hope President Obama orders a full and complete investigation into all of the graft and corruption, all of the criminal activities of the Aronoff, Abramoff, Ney, Noe, Taft, Cunningham, Renzi, and all the other Repugs who have been abusing their positions of public trust by consipring with crooks to enrich themselves and ruin other Americans.

In November, we will begin taking back our Constitution from the election-stealers, we will take back our health care from the insurance compnaies and the pharmaceutical companies, we will take back our jobs from the corporations making millions in Bush tax breaks from sending jobs overseas, the oil companies will be on notice to stop their beyond-obvious price-gouging the Bush-Cheney oil machine let them do to the American consumer, and we can finally take our country back from the people who have been ruining it the past 7 years.

 
at 1:34 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

sadly,most Americans aren't bright enough to realize that had we only gone into Afghanistan that we'd've ended up in Iraq anyway.Saddam would've meddled heavily in our efforts to destroy the Taliban and would have put his WMD program on overdrive.Saddam would have forced our hand either way...he was doing that before 9-11 by shooting at our planes in the No Fly Zone.
deal with reality once will you,DEMS?

 
at 1:38 PM, April 03, 2008 Blogger Quim said...

Anon 1:23 03,
You might need this

 
at 1:47 PM, April 03, 2008 Blogger Brian Siegel said...

What is this change you speaketh of?! I hope during this exciting time the public doesn't lose focus of this not being a gender/race thing (although the historical value and excitment it brings is truly awesome) but genuinely a CHANGE thing to not become the "next Roman Empire" (see www.siegelinnovations.com / blog). Leadership will be judged on closing the gap between "knowing and doing" with ACTION! Awesome times! Look forward to seeing how it materializes!

Sincerely,
Brian Siegel
www.siegelinnovations.com

 
at 1:54 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1:34

And where do you find your crystal ball? "Saddam would have...."

How is shooting at planes in the no no-fly zone (quite in-effectively by the way)at all like defending the Taliban?

The reality is Saddam and the Taliban never liked each other, same with Osama, but of course if you want a reality to support a very bad decision, you can always invent one.

Thus, "Saddam would have....."

 
at 2:08 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
" Anonymous said...sadly,most Americans aren't bright enough to realize that had we only gone into Afghanistan that we'd've ended up in Iraq anyway.Saddam would've meddled heavily in our efforts to destroy the Taliban and would have put his WMD program on overdrive.Saddam would have forced our hand either way...he was doing that before 9-11 by shooting at our planes in the No Fly Zone.
deal with reality once will you,DEMS? 1:34 PM, April 03, 2008"

Typical clue-less, wRong wingnut whacko spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

Iraq was a sovereign nation !

Let Israel start flying over the U.S. and calling it a no fly zone and see what happens !

PATHETIC 'HypocRites' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 2:54 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saddam wouldn't have defended the Taliban and I didn't say that or infer it.Do you really think Saddam would've been a good little boy and minded his own business? How naive are you?Arguing with LIBERALS is useless...all they come up with wrongnut whacko spewing elephant dung propaganda as a rebuttal any way...

Ineffective or not,shooting at planes in the NFZ was a violation of the UN's resolution with Hussein which he flaunted with abandon and to some degree I'll say with the tacit approval of assclowns like "Baghdad Jim" McDermott...and wackjob lefties found here on this blogsite.

 
at 6:10 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deal with reality once, will you?

Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put their readiness to fight other conflicts at the lowest level in years.

In a stark assessment a week before Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, is to testify on the war's progress, Gen. Richard A. Cody, the Army's vice chief of staff, said that the heavy deployments are inflicting "incredible stress" on soldiers and families and that they pose "a significant risk" to the nation's all-volunteer military.

...The nation needs an airborne brigade, a heavy brigade and a Stryker brigade ready for "full-spectrum operations," Cody said, "and we don't have that today."

 
at 6:10 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deal with reality once, will you?

Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put their readiness to fight other conflicts at the lowest level in years.

In a stark assessment a week before Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, is to testify on the war's progress, Gen. Richard A. Cody, the Army's vice chief of staff, said that the heavy deployments are inflicting "incredible stress" on soldiers and families and that they pose "a significant risk" to the nation's all-volunteer military.

...The nation needs an airborne brigade, a heavy brigade and a Stryker brigade ready for "full-spectrum operations," Cody said, "and we don't have that today."

 
at 8:00 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:34/2:54 is seriously mentally ill. He is suffering from delusions. He still thinks that we will fond those WMD's someday.

Please get the mental health that you so desperatly need.

 
at 9:23 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Deal With REality said...

2:54-
Saddam was becoming an old man and was writing romance novels.
And we now know that Saddam hadn't really tried to "kill my Dad" , Poppy Bush.
None of it worth 4011 dead, thousands forever mained, debt we'll never be able top repay in our lifetime, devaluing our dollar.

 
at 11:44 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We would get them the mental health they need, but the Repugs have slashed social spending to sort-of pay for this illegal war and to give tax cuts to the rich.

 
at 9:29 AM, April 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully when Bush/Chenney leave office their fate will be the same as those they tortured during this 'time of war' ha. Hopefully they will find that their freedoms have been compromised just like ours. I hope all repugs who continue to support this fake war see the same fate. When they are thrown from office, I hope they land in the unemployment line and are met with the same compassion they showed the city of New Orleans. Heck those may be pretty big dreams, so I guess I'll settle for a President Obama who shows the world that not all Americans are greedy oil hungry pigs who have no real compassion and no concern other than their sacred stock market. Then I to will be proud to be an American for the 1st time in 7 years.

 
at 10:53 AM, April 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait till the Islamic Jihadist mobilize thier base. Obama will win hands down because anyone voting for another candidate will have their hands cut off.

Long live the caliphate! Death to America!

Obama '08

 
at 11:00 AM, April 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic that those who continue to rant and rave and criticise our efforts to protect our interests in the Middle East are the same ones who want us to go rushing into Darfur?

 
at 1:00 PM, April 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're only allowed to use the army as an insturment of pointless moralizing (Haiti, Somolia, Kosovo, and in the future, Dafur). It is not permitted to use the army to defend legitmate national interests. It's in that Democrat-only constitution that was drafted in the same parallel universe where Smitherman discovered that Jeramiah Wright and MLK were morally equivalant

 
at 8:15 PM, April 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iraq was not and is not a "vital national interest'. In fact, by invading Iraq, we acted against our 'vital national interests', by creating a theocratic Shiite super-state which is aligned with Iran.

You 19 percenter wingnuts consistently invent your own version of reality. Sorry charlie, you are entitles to your own opinions, however you are not entitled to your own set of fact.

 
at 11:10 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:00 am >> I'm assuming your point is >> we went into Iraq to save and protect their citizens but this concept doesn't apply to Darfur. Yes?

 
at 9:06 AM, April 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe Bushwhackers approval ratings are that high. The 27 percent should pull out their yard signs from '04 and take some credit for our plummeting economy.

 
at 3:35 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what Bush's approval rating is?

He's been a great president for two terms, but he's not running again. Barry Hussein Obama and Queen Hitlery Rodram Clintoon are simply not qualified to become president. Bush's third term, AKA President John McCain, begins in 2009. Suck on that, libs.

 
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